2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – If Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen’s injury
during a California protest comes to stand as a symbol of the
Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters in Portland also hope it
draws attention to the city’s problem with police violence. A rally
and march of about 300 people late yesterday near the Occupy
Portland camp also targeted a Portland police officer who shot and
killed an unarmed black man suffering from mental-health issues in
January 2010.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Records show the University of Oregon’s
special one-time raises will cost nearly $5 million and went to
more than 1,100 faculty members and administrators. The raises in
May came as other state agencies cut back and as the state
university system was bargaining with unionized workers, who did
not get the special increases.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has upheld federal
restrictions on agricultural pesticides designed to protect
endangered salmon and steelhead in the West. The Oregonian reports
that a judge in Maryland denied claims by pesticide manufacturers
that NOAA biologists had failed to consider all the information
available. The Maryland-based agency has called for warning labels
on pesticides to keep them out of salmon streams. Once imposed, the
restrictions would apply in Washington, Oregon, California and

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Center for Native American Youth has
premiered its first televised public service announcement for
tribal leaders attending the National Congress of American Indians
annual conference in Portland. The spot that debuted yesterday
describes Native American youth as “the most at-risk population”
in the country.

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